Boone Hospital Center to offer free screening at Health Department

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — No appointment is necessary for the Boone Hospital Center's Know Your Numbers mobile health unit, which will be providing free health screenings from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Health Department at 1005 W. Worley St.

"We encourage people to take advantage of these free screenings so they can know where they stand health-wise and get helpful information on making necessary changes to live a happier, healthier life," said Genalee Alexander, a spokeswoman for the Public Health and Human Services Department.

According to a Health Department news release, the screenings will include total cholesterol,  blood glucose, triglycerides, HDL and LDL, blood pressure and body composition analysis. Persons should not eat for eight to 12 hours before the screening for best results.

Alexander said the screening is not recommended for children.

"Young children typically benefit from screenings at their pediatrician or primary care provider's office," Alexander said. "These screenings are helpful for adults who might not have access to screenings like this."

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